Santa Clara University

Wellness Center

Available On-Campus Groups

Spectrum Drop-in Group: A Same-Sex Attraction and Identity Remix

Please DROP-IN and join us for a weekly, confidential discussion and supportive exploration of the common struggles and unique opportunities for growth that many Santa Clara University students with sexual or gender identity differences share. 

Common discussion topics include:
·   Dating, relationships and intimacy
·   Coping with anxiety, discrimination and prejudice
·   Coming out and building self-esteem
·   Developing spirituality
·   Making and maintaining friendships
·   Family stress

When do we meet?: 2015-2016 Academic Year: Tuesdays from 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
Where? Rainbow Resource Center (Benson 11 basement)
Why? To connect, laugh and learn with others like you

Feel free to drop-in to our next meeting this coming Wednesday or whenever you can.  There is no commitment, so stop by and check out what we're all about. 

To learn more, feel free to contact group facilitators and SCU staff members Greg Schultz at / Kim Tavares at

Local 12-Step Groups

12-Step support groups offer a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from various struggles. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop the behavior that is causing distress and discomfort. There are no dues or fees for most 12-step meetings and they are not run by professional counselors, but rather by individuals who are also in the program and are working toward their own recovery.




  • Overeaters Anonymous Help for individuals struggling with food issues, including the full spectrum from over-eating & binge eating to anorexia & bulimia

  • Food Addicts in Recovery Help for individuals struggling with food issues, including the full spectrum from over-eating to anorexia and bulimia.
  •  Debtors Anonymous Help for people with debt, credit card and overspending problems

Tobacco Cessation and Education Resources

  • California Smokers' Helpline: Provides cessation resources.  (800) NO-BUTTS / (800) NO-CHEW or
  • Breathe California: Provides Ash Kickers Smoking Cessation, an 8-week session group support program (cost is $70). (408) 998-5965 / (877) 3-BREATHE or
  • Provides tips, strategies, and trouble-shooting suggestions for smoking cessation.
  • Find the strategy for quitting that may work best for you, get connected with the Smokefree Facebook and Instagram communities for support, and get linked up with free texts for support and inspriation.
  • EX Plan: Free and customized quit plan; created by the Mayo Clinic. 
  • American Lung Association: Provides tips for people who want to quit smoking, and suggestions to support someone who is trying to quit smoking.
  • American Cancer Society: Provides self-help materials and referrals. (408) 479-1032 or (800) 227-2345





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